The operations and technology management specialization in the Wisconsin MBA Program is designed to provide a broad range of technical and management courses, along with extensive hands-on learning experiences to prepare MBA students for leadership roles in any business. Students study core MBA courses in operations management, finance, marketing, and team management. These management tenets provide the foundation for detailed classes in strategic modeling, design, and a host of electives in entrepreneurship, supply chain, and e-business.

On-campus talks by industry leaders, on-site company visits, and mentor relationships all provide opportunities to engage with high-level executives. Site visits provide a firsthand look at applications of new technology and management practices. Through these applied learning experiences, students prepare for accelerated careers in operations/technology strategy and implementation.

Customize Your MBA with Flexible Options

The Wisconsin MBA Program in operations and technology management offers five informal tracks: Healthcare Management, Entrepreneurial Management, Business Analytics, Technology Product Management, and Production Systems Management. Each track incorporates corresponding electives to provide a cross-functional MBA experience and give you a strong career advantage.

You can also focus on an area of interest to you by pursuing one or more graduate-level certificates in topics such as business analytics, entrepreneurship, strategic innovation, and sustainability.

First Year

First Semester

  • Data to Decisions*
  • Financial Accounting*
  • Introduction to Financial Management*
  • Leading and Working in Teams*
  • Marketing Management*
  • Operations Management*
  • Managerial Accounting

Second Semester

  • Ethics, Integrity and Society*
  • Integrated Company Analysis*
  • Business Strategy*
  • Economics for Managers*
  • Supply Chain Analytics
  • Operations and Technology Management/Free Elective

Second Year

First Semester

  • Managing Technology and Organizational Change
  • Project Management
  • Service Operations Management
  • Operations and Technology Management/Free Electives (3)

Second Semester

  • Operations and Technology Management/Free Electives (4)

*Core courses, taken by all Wisconsin Full-Time MBA students, provide a foundation in key functional areas of business and essential managerial skills. The curriculum shown is representative of the course of study; specific course offerings may vary.

Alex Monahov

“Within five months of the beginning of the program, the incredible professors and instructors at the Wisconsin School of Business helped me improve my theoretical and practical knowledge of teamwork, taught me how to read and understand financial statements and to manage finances, illustrated successful strategies in marketing products, and strengthened my knowledge in data analysis.”

—Alex Monahov, MBA
Senior Consultant, BlueTree Network